Hrithik Roshan, the 6'1 feet tall, handsome actor was born
to actor-director Rakesh Roshan and actress Pinky. His grandfather,
Roshan, was a well known film-music director. It was one of Hrithikís
earliest dreams to follow his fatherís footsteps, and grow up be
an actor. After completing graduation from Sydneham College with a Bachelorís
in commerce, he worked behind the camera, supporting his father in films.
has done a number of films as a child artist. His first film as a kid was 'Aap Ke Deewane'
(1980) directed by his father,
Rakesh Roshan. Then he did the role of a dancer boy in 'Aasha' (1980). However his best remembered performance as a child star
was in 'Bhagwan Dada' (1986).
He assisted in films such as 'Khudgarz'
(1987), 'King Uncle' (1993), 'Karan Arjun' (1995) etc. After the success of 'Karan Arjun',
where he worked as a third assistant to his father, he was determined to
prove himself as an actor and joined in Kishore Namit Kapoorís acting
In 2000, Hritik's debut as a hero in 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'
(2000) directed by
his father enchanted billions. He acted pretty well and his performance
won him the Filmfare Best Debut Award as well as the Filmfare Best Actor Award.
The talented actor with his superb dancing and acting skills became
the heart throb of thousands of filmy buffs around the nation. A Hrithik
mania stormed in and around India after KNPH.
His second film was Khalid Mohamed's 'Fiza'
(2000).The mainstay of the film was undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan. His
body language, his diction, his expressions, his overall persona got
him rave reviews. With this film, Hrithik proved that there is more
to him than just being a fashionable rage, a lover-boy and a sex symbol.
His next film was 'Mission
Kashmir' (2000), in which the emotional sequences were proof
enough that he had matured as a performer.
In 2001, he got two films such as Subhash Ghai's 'Yaadein'
and Karan Johar's much talked about mega movie 'Kabhi
Kushi Kabhie Ghum'. Though the two films didn't come across
as hard-hitting as promised, Hritik stole the hearts of youngsters
with his style and dance. Next year, he came up with 'Aap Mujhe Achche
Lagne Lage' (2002), which was Hrithik and Amisha's second film after KNPH.
Though the film was not a commercial success, he uplifted even the
most ordinary sequences to a respectable level. Arjun Sablok's 'Na Tum Jaano
Na Hum' and Kunal Kohli's 'Mujhse
Dosti Karoge' were other movies the same year, in which his performances
His next film was 'Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon' (2003) with Kareena Kapoor.
It was followed by the hit 'Koi
Mil Gaya' (2003) directed by his father, which is said to have
been inspired from an Indonesian television series called 'Si Yoyo'.
In this movie he enacted the role of a mentally challenged person rather
well. Next was Lakshya
(2004), a fictional story based on the historical events of the 1999
Kargil Conflict, in which he did his role remarkably well. After this
movie, he stayed away from films for a while. He came back with 'Krrish'
(2006), a sequel to 'Koi Mil Gaya', directed by Rakhesh Roshan. In this
movie, he enacted the role of a gifted child as well as that of an aged
father with equal aplomb.
It can be rightfully stated that,
Hritik is one of the finest talents on the Indian screen
today. Even with his heady success, this down to earth gentleman remains
humble to the core. He tied the knot to his long time sweetheart Suzanne Khan, daughter of actor/director Sanjay
Khan and sister of actor Zayed Khan on 20th December, 2000. The couple
resides in Mumbai and had a baby boy Hrehaan Roshan on March 28, 2006. Hritik still goes around learning and taking
tips from his seniors. He is one of the actors who believes
that it is purely hard work that makes way for ultimate success.